Following the success of 2017's Digital Cities Roadshow, FutureScot is delighted to announce Digital Cities 2018 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this spring.

Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders the six half-day events will take place in Aberdeen, Dundee & Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Inverness in May 2018.

Featuring top keynote speakers from the UK and internationally, our expert-led, panel sessions, will be heavily focused on the proposed outcomes of Scotland's City Region Deals, with a full and frank discussion about the strengths of Scotland's principal cities, but also where added focus is needed on the path to digitalisation.

These events will be an opportunity for policy leaders from local and national government and its agencies, to gather with industry leaders to forge new relationships, overcome existing challenges and refresh their digital thinking.

The outcomes of each event will be featured in a full report, both in a Special Edition FutureScot Magazine, and distributed with The Sunday Times.

Book your place now to take part in FutureScot's Digital Cities 2018 series.

Stirling: 1st May // Aberdeen: 3rd May // Dundee & Perth: 8th May  // Glasgow: 9th May // Edinburgh: 16th May // Inverness: May 30th

Download the full Digital Cities Report here

Tay Cities Deal

Dundee is a UNESCO City of Design, the hub of the Scottish computer games industry, and supports some of the fastest-growing technology companies in the country, with a recent 129 percent increase in digital turnover.

It is also part of a dynamic partnership of local authorities in Scotland - including Angus, Fife and Perth & Kinross - who have bid for City Region Deal financing from the UK and Scottish Governments.

If successful, the £1.84bn Tay Cities Deal could unlock a multi-million-pound capital investment programme which would support key economic growth sectors for the region - including Creative & Digital Industries. 

The proposal suggests that activities will generate an additional £900m of GVA per annum for the Scottish economy and also aims to create up to 15,000 job opportunities over 10 years, significantly enhancing the employment landscape in the region.

This is a significant commitment to making Scotland’s cities smarter, more dynamic and better placed to compete in a connected world.

Join us to discuss how the Tay Cities Deal can work to create a smarter, digitalised Scotland. 

For further information about the conference and sponsorship opportunities please contact Vincenzo Veglia at vincenzo@canongate.org or 0131 561 7305. 

Keynote Speakers